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James Snell is a British journalist who has written for numerous international publications, including National Review, Prospect, The American Spectator, Middle East Eye and NOW News

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America first, everywhere else second, Afghanistan last

22 August, 2017

Comment: The White House has finally announced a strategy in Afghanistan, but the risk of an outsourced, mercenary approach is not off the cards, writes James Snell.

Why Nazis love Bashar al-Assad

17 August, 2017

Comment: Assad's message of him holding back hordes of enemies and killing 'undesirables' falls on receptive ears in the US' fascist, white supremacist circles, writes James Snell.

Even under Trump, warmer relations with Russia are impossible

07 August, 2017

Comment: During his campaign, Trump often expressed his wish to rekindle relations with Russia after Obama. But while Putin remains in power, that will prove impossible, writes James Snell.

Two American presidents have now undermined Syria's revolution

02 August, 2017

Comment: Trump's withdrawal of the meagre support provided to Syria's rebels will embolden the remnants of the Assad regime, writes James Snell.

US policy towards Iran must address hostage-taking

19 July, 2017

Comment: Trump was right to react to Iranian aggression towards US-trained troops in Syria, but he should not forget the US citizens taken hostage by Iran, writes James Snell.

After election victory, Macron's foreign outlook is hardening

29 May, 2017

Comment: Macron is dogged by claims that his presidential victory had little to do with him, and everything to do with defeating the French far-right, writes James Snell.

Transformed? Trump in Riyadh managed diplomacy and restraint

23 May, 2017

Comment: Many were expecting fireworks from Trump's speech in Saudi Arabia. But he appears to be handling foreign policy far better than affairs on the home front, writes James Snell.

The moderation of Muqtada al-Sadr

09 May, 2017

Comment: Paradoxically, the threat of IS has created a new politics, putting nationalism before sectarianism. James Snell asks if a more moderate Sadr could provide the stability Iraq has lacked?

Raqqa's suffering won't end with the defeat of IS

14 April, 2017

Comment: The end of the Islamic State group's occupation of their last Syrian stronghold may be imminent, writes James Snell. But what comes next?

If Assad stays in power, it'd be a disaster

16 March, 2017

Comment: Assad may elicit support from an international community focused only on fighting IS, but he will never again be able to rule all of Syria, writes James Snell.

In Syria, as in business, Trump likes to delegate

02 March, 2017

Comment: Trump says the Saudis will pay for the safe zones he is planning in Syria. But details are suspiciously thin on the ground, writes James Snell.

Trump washes his hands of Syria

18 January, 2017

Comment: In his recent Times interview, Trump displayed a callous attitude to Syria, and reiterated his deeply flawed plan of a grand US-Russia coalition against IS, writes James Snell.

James Snell
James Snell

James Snell is a British journalist who has written for numerous international publications, including National Review, Prospect, The American Spectator, Middle East Eye and NOW News

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